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CVE-2008-2939 Detail

Current Description

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in proxy_ftp.c in the mod_proxy_ftp module in Apache 2.0.63 and earlier, and mod_proxy_ftp.c in the mod_proxy_ftp module in Apache 2.2.9 and earlier 2.2 versions, allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a wildcard in the last directory component in the pathname in an FTP URI.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  08/06/2008      View Analysis Description

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
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Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized modification

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/12/2008)

These issue was addressed in all affected httpd versions as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5 were fixed via: This issue is tracked via the following bug: The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, future updates may address this flaw in other affected products (such as Red Hat Application Stack).

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-05-12 External Source SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:024 External Source HP HPSBUX02401 External Source HP HPSBUX02465 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0967 External Source SUNALERT 247666 External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM External Source CONFIRM US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#663763 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:194 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:195 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:124 External Source MISC External Source REDHAT RHSA-2008:0966 External Source BUGTRAQ 20080806 Apache HTTP Server mod_proxy_ftp Wildcard Characters Cross-Site Scripting External Source BUGTRAQ 20081122 rPSA-2008-0327-1 httpd mod_ssl External Source BUGTRAQ 20081122 rPSA-2008-0328-1 httpd mod_ssl External Source BID 30560 External Source SECTRACK 1020635 External Source UBUNTU USN-731-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA09-133A External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2315 External Source VUPEN ADV-2008-2461 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0320 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1297 External Source AIXAPAR PK70197 External Source AIXAPAR PK70937 External Source XF apache-modproxyftp-xss(44223) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11316 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7716

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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)

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